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As has been explained, the Populist badge is actually awarded based on 2x outscoring of an accepted answer that has more than 10 upvotes. So, can we change the badge text from

Provided an answer that outscored an accepted answer with 10 votes by 2x

to

Provided an answer that outscored an accepted answer with more than 10 votes by 2x

?

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Either that, or just make it work on an accepted answer with 10 upvotes. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 20 '09 at 14:50
    
duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6851/… –  Kyle Cronin Jul 20 '09 at 14:53
    
I'm not sure if I should close this - the duplicate I linked to was "resolved" by Jeff because it had to do with a misunderstanding of how the Populist badge worked, but at the same time the same issues you mention here were covered there first. –  Kyle Cronin Jul 20 '09 at 14:56
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I don't thiiiiiink it's a duplicate. The other question (and its resolved status) seems to be addressing whether the behavior of populist is a bug. This question is a followup to it, proposing that since it's apparently not a bug, that it be described accurately. –  chaos Jul 20 '09 at 16:33
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Description should be fixed. I thought I should get badge here (stackoverflow.com/questions/1505582/…), but I have not. Now I'm here. So description is definitely wrong. –  Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Oct 19 '09 at 18:01
    
This is actually a status-completed now, but I can't add that tag. –  chaos Feb 15 '11 at 20:36

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I believe Kyle provided a definitive description of the badge, which does differ from yours in a couple of important ways:

Provided highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with more than 10 votes by more than 2x.

(But IMHO it would be more sensible to change the behaviour of the badge to match the current description, than to keep the current rather counter-intuitive behaviour.)

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